Hamilton's Thoughts Exploring Perspectives

For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars - pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time. Henry Beston 0

Space always inspires

I’ve been thinking a while on some of my favorite quotes on space. It’s fair to say that the night sky is a gateway to the imagination that poets, writers and many others have...

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A study in Smoke

The night had fallen and I was starting to get bored… we were approaching 14 hours of no power and it was beginning to grate on me. I had already finished reading Elon Musk: Tesla,...

Hunter's Moon and SuperMoon on 15th October 2016 0

The Hunter’s Moon

This is an image I took last night of the Hunter’s moon which is also a Supermoon! I’ve uploaded the large version so click this image to see it (you maybe have to click...

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New Shepard In-Flight Escape a Success!

Many people tuned in to watch Blue Origin’s New Shepard In-flight escape test and saw the crew capsule successfully detach from the rocket booster with 70,000lb of thrust, before making a safe descent back to...

An image of the moon taken on the 22nd August 2016 as imaged through my c9.25 telescope with a Canon 70D. 2

A Lunar Study

With the telescope already setup I decided to do a lunar study. It had been a while since I had last done this and I wanted to try some high resolution close up images....

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Lunar base plans

The idea of a lunar base has been around for a long time, in fact, as part of George Bush’s plan Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), the USA was to have a lunar outpost...

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Dust storms on Mars

Dust storms on Mars will come as no surprise to those who watched or read of Mark Watney getting stranded on Mars in ‘The Martian’. While in the movie the dust storm was a...

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Avoiding the Echo Chamber

Test ideas by experiments and observations. Build on those ideas that pass the test. Reject the ones that fail. Follow the evidence wherever it leads, and question everything. Accept these terms, and the cosmos...

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Titan II Missile Silo

MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) Using the threat of such overwhelming violence if attacked to deter any nuclear attack. The end of the second world war had ushered in a new era, the nuclear era and with...

NASA has a new Mars probe called Insight to investigate the interior of the planet. It'll carry your name to Mars too. 0

Send my name to Mars? Don’t mind if I do!

Ok, I’m off to Mars and here’s my boarding pass! I’ll be heading to the planet sometime between the 4th and 30th March 2016 along with 572,863 others on a NASA lander. I’ll admit, it’s going to...

Moms plusSocialGood 2015 conference held in the New York Times Center 0

Moms +SocialGood 2015: Be the change

What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030? This was the question asked at the annual Moms +SocialGood conference held in the New York Times Center. The morning and afternoon sessions touched...